David Michael Williams2019-10-02T17:45:02-05:00October 15, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: amateur writers, creativity, getting published, journalism, professional writers, readers, self-publishing, tough decisions, writing tips|
Once you establish the worth of a product—whether it’s a frozen pizza or national news—it’s awfully difficult to convince people they should have been paying along.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T17:20:26-05:00April 30, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: characters, death, endings, genre fiction, my novels, readers, The Renegade Chronicles, tough decisions, writing tips|
I must have killed hundreds of people over the years. Since I’m a writer of sword-and-sorcery fantasy, death come with the territory.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:55:13-05:00March 21, 2014|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: current project, genre fiction, mind games, my novels, sequels, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, triologies, writers, writing tips|
A writer’s mind can be a dangerous thing. Perhaps the most notorious forms of self-sabotage are writer’s block and a related syndrome: the sophomore slump.
David Michael Williams2019-10-02T15:05:19-05:00August 22, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: book titles, early writing, my novels, names, short stories, short story, The Renegade Chronicles, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writing tips|
Titles represent anywhere from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of words. They have to be worthy of all that hard work you put into your short story, novella or novel. And they must be marketable.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:24:02-05:00June 5, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: brands, mind games, my novels, names, Pajamazon Amazon, pen names, research, self-marketing, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writers|
When one first decides to become a novelist, many important questions come to mind: What kind of stories should I write? Should I use my real name or invent something better? Can I pull off the pipe and beard look?
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T19:20:30-05:00May 22, 2013|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: tough decisions, writers, writing poll|
For anyone writing fiction: under what name have you/will you publish your work?
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:50:00-05:00January 9, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: characters, fantasy, film adaptation, films, tough decisions|
While watching the new Hobbit movie, I couldn’t help but wonder what the grandfather of the fantasy genre would think of the adaptation of his 1937 novel.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T18:22:03-05:00October 4, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, endings, tough decisions, writers, writing, writing tips|
In my experience, writing the end of a novel has to be the hardest part.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T17:58:40-05:00May 29, 2012|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: creative process, current project, editing, fiction, good writing, my novels, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, word count, writers, writing|
If the first draft allows the writer to indulge in a carefree orgy of imagination, a Wild West of whimsy, and a devil-may-care series of experiments, then the editing process demands the writer to abstain, rein it in, and exorcise a host of demons.
David Michael Williams2019-09-30T17:52:43-05:00May 1, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: blog, current project, early writing, editing, fiction, getting published, good writing, my novels, readers, readership, self-marketing, The Soul Sleep Cycle, tough decisions, writers, writing, writing schedule|
In an earlier post, I defined a dabbler as someone who has yet to write one million words while simultaneously implying that the one million words benchmark might be less of a milestone than a state of mind.